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Shuttle Tile
Space Shuttle Thermal Tile

This actual piece of thermal tile material was made in the late 1970's for the Space Shuttle Columbia, the first shuttle to fly in space. This shuttle tile is not from the loss of STS-107 - it is from the original construction of Columbia. Thermal tiles are made of a "foam glass" material. Each Space Shuttle contains more than 34,000 separate tiles, each specifically cut for its own location, to protect the Shuttle when reentering the atmosphere. Packaging includes a clear plastic box with an authentic piece of Space Shuttle tile material resting on a sky blue foam insert. This is an excellent educational item for kids and a must for collectors. Supplies are limited, so order now!

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